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Dec 9, 2012 3:30pm PST
clashes between supporters of president mohamed morsi and his opponent. morsi has been office since june. only four months. but he has angered opposition forces by granting himself sweeping new powers. mr. morsi is aligned with islamists like the muslim brotherhood. he has proposed a new constitution. one with little input from one side. the secular forces that swept morsi's predecessor hose ny bu barack from power nearly two years ago. morsi says a referendum will be held december 15 on the egyptian constitution. it will be up to the egyptian sipses to vote yet or no. -- citizens to vote yes or no. but morsi opponents dismissed the move as a ploy, including his opponent, mohamed el- baradei. one of morsi's highest profile opponents and former head of the u.n.'s nuclear regulatory agency. >> we will continue to push until we get a proper develop a institution. >> what is the key question? >> i think the key question is, is morsi's presidency in nature. and you have strong forces against him. everyone is united against him. >> behind him is the muslim brotherhood. and lately there is an i
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
: and to egypt. within the last 24 hours the country has seen the worst violence since president mohamed morsi was elected in june. seven people were killed and more than 600 hurt during overnight clashes in cairo outside the presidential palace. we have a report from jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: last year, they ousted a dictator. last night, they turned against one another. religious and secular egyptians fighting outside the palace of their first freely-elected president. after riot police gave up keeping the two warring sides apart. seven people were killed and hundreds were injured. both sides were armed with clubs, but eyewitnesses said the first gunfire came from president morsi's supporters. the president's opponents let off fireworks. but they say they won't back down until the president gives up sweeping new powers or resigns. this morning, the army moved in. not to mount a military coup, but to defend a president they would once have jailed for his political views. the commander of these troops said these tanks were just to keep rival factions apart.
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
questions remaining here. thank you both. >> ifill: protests surrounding egyptian president mohammed morsi's recent power grab and a hastily drafted constitution turned violent again today. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: police outside the presidential palace in cairo retreated this evening after a crowd broke through their lines. officers fired back with tear gas but eventually a loud... allowed protestors to make their way to the palace gates. some threw stones toward the billing. security officials said president mohammed morsi left the palace as the demonstrations grew larger, reportedly to more than 100,000. it has become commonplace in the last few weeks. they follow morsi's recent decree that expands his powers and hastily drafted constitution put together by an islamist dominated committee. >> we won't be able to speak. there won't be a court that we can go talk to. he has made himself a force and he said it is a rather force. this is something we cannot believe. we've been 0 years being betrayed. we won't believe morsi. he will remain seated in the chair and not leave it. >> bro
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
on national television to try to allay fears over his leadership. muhamed morsi said dialogue was needed to solve this crisis. he has invited all major political factions to a meeting on saturday. but he is refusing to rescind his sweeping new powers in a constitution drafted by his allies. here is the latest. >> thanks and barbara are outside the presidential palace in cairo. after a night of violence, the republican guard moved in and demanded protesters leave the area. they are now protecting a beleaguered president morsi. some are still maintaining a vigil outside. >> mohammad morsi, one of the biggest opponents of the old regime, is now holed up with the army protecting him inside the presidential palace while his opponents protest outside. >> increasingly, the jansing is calling for the president to go. -- of the chanting is calling for the president to go. >> we want his resignation and a constitution. we are protesting against morsi. >> but tonight, the president gave a defiant address on television. while calling for dialogue, he offered few concessions and blamed supporters of
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
had the former head of the iaea suggesting that morsi is now worse than hosni mubarak. is getting quite tense there, isn't it? >> it is. and the tension between institutions is actually potentially constructive. and every faction is sending their groups into the streets, or the muslim brotherhood is sending dogs to intimidate the court. this could create a very tense situation and potentially spiral out of control. >> how accurate are those comments about morsi? >> we do not know yet. none of those statements necessarily mean there is anything other than competition. you have the court stopped with mubarak appointees, but nonetheless, you have the other branches of government. . there's also the definition of the future of egyptian society. >> i was interested to see what you were writing about on the bbc website. you point out that while the elections may be exciting, the future of egypt is enshrine in this constitution that they are haggling over right now. >> and obviously, the constitution, you could argue whether egypt is better with or without one. probably better with one.
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
rejecting president's morsi's call for dialogue is the vice president hinted a referendum on the draft constitution could be postponed if it was done in a legally acceptable way. georges in cairo and has been on the streets talking to protesters. >> a moment of private grief on a day of public emotion. this was the funeral service for three man creep -- that draws its inspiration from islamic principles. despite the call for calm, religious fervor and political determination make for a heavy mixture. he was at the square when the uprising was in full flow. she feels her compatriots have forgotten their liberal ideals. do you think they are wrong to oppose the president? >> i think everybody has the right to oppose the not to kill innocent people. why did we kill them? opposing challenge, did do not call him names and do not kill innocent people. >> it may have been innocent and now they have achieved her road status. >> what we are hearing is the language of martyrdom. forces of an elected government struck down by those who opposed it. it is another sign of how polarizing egypt is bec
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
, demanding that president mohammed morsi leave office. he's assumed absolute powers and refuses to call off a vote on a constitution drafted by islamists. earlier in the day, in cairo's tahrir square, protesters gathered to speak out against morsi. >> ( translated ): we are not fanatics, we are not barbarians, we are devout muslims and devout christians. this is what he has to respect. he did not keep one of his promises whatsoever. we are going down the drain. if the constitutional decree is not revoked we are facing a dead end. >> sreenivasan: later, the government postponed the start of early voting on the constitution. top officials also said morsi might be willing to postpone the referendum if he can reach some agreement with the opposition. on the syrian diplomatic front, secretary of state hillary clinton said today russia and the u.s. will support new efforts to mediate peace. but clinton underscored that the u.s. still insists that president bashar assad leave power. she spoke today in northern ireland, a day after meeting with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.n. en
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
as supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi faced off in cairo. the two sides threw rocks, sticks and firebombs as night fell outside the presidential palace. at least 126 people were hurt. and there were reports that masked men set fire to morsi's political party headquarters. protests erupted last week after the president assumed sweeping powers and a committee dominated by islamists rushed through a new constitution. the nation's busiest port complex is back in business after an eight-day strike halted operations. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california reopened today after port operators and the worker's union reached an agreement late tuesday. the union said it won new protections against job outsourcing. port officials said during the walkout, they were unable to move some $760 million worth of cargo a day. wall street had a day of ups and downs and investors watched economic reports and weighed chances for a fiscal cliff deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 82 points to close at 13,034. but the nasdaq fell nearly 23 points to clo
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
the powers of the new president and the constitution. mr. morsi has left and authorities are threatening if the walls are breached. >> police fired tear gas after they breached the line in front of the official residence. at times, the police seem close to losing control. agent has not seen anything like this even at the height of the protests against hosni mubarak last year. opposition supporters converged on the palace through the day. they are furious at the edict taking sweeping new powers. and an attempt to rush through a new constitution that opponents fear it could be used to impose islamic values. this is a series of marches. two weeks in and than not lost any of their fury and egger prodi is done. >-- and anger at what he has done. >> he is not right to be the new king creative. >> we hope he is wise enough to realize that today is the first of many marches against him if he does not stop them. >> the president seeing here receiving the new draft of the constitution had to be hustled out of the palace for his safety. egyptians have lost their fear. >> we've never seen anything l
Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
morsi of egypt was very active and positive in forcing a cease-fire on the hamas and the jihad. so i think that we have to accept the realities that our neighbors do not prescribe to the same principles and values that we share. but we have to live with them and find ways to talk with them and we have to find ways to create rapport between the leaderships of our countries in order to maybe establish a different patron of relations but one that is based on mutual respect and mutual security for both sides. >> rose: it may be better in the end? >> i hope so. listen, we never can lose optimism to be and hope for the improvement in the situation and this is what has to guide us. i don't suggest that pessimistic people will be in positions of leadership in any country. you have to be optimistic, you have to try ever possible avenue to improve things and i think that this is what we have to do and i believe that our government, which ever government we will have whether netanyahu or another one we will continue on this direction of optimism to achieve peace and better relations with our ne
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